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Healing from a Traumatic C-Section (Mentally and Physically)

Some women choose a cesarean birth and it is an empowered and educated decision; we fully support those women.  But some women don’t plan to birth surgically at all, and end up with a birth story that is drastically different from the plan they had in place.  This blog is …

Healing from a Traumatic Vaginal Birth

If there is one thing that you can count on during birth, it is that birth is an unpredictable process. Birth can leave deep emotional wounds, some of which we may want to erase. Unfortunately, as conscious humans, we cannot just erase these unfavorable memories and we must process these …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 117: Emily and Michael Stanwyck Share Their Home Birth Story

    Lindsey: [00:00:00] So welcome back to the BIRTHFIT podcast.   Emily: [00:00:07] Thanks.   Lindsey: [00:00:07] Yeah, tell everybody status like what’s going on. Cause if they listened before they got to hear your pregnancy episode.   Emily: [00:00:17] Yes. So we are 15 days postpartum/Old over here. …

You Are Not a Lemon! Thanks, Ina May.

I recently finished the book Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. The book as a whole is a must read for anyone considering pregnancy or already pregnant. It is filled with countless positive birth stories and great information regarding birth in general. However the part that I just can’t get out …

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment (As originally published on Your One Birth 01/02/17) Imagine you go to a spa for relaxation and all the lights are on, the music is booming, people are talking loudly, the air is a bit chilly, and you’re not given privacy while …

V for Vaginal, Not Victory

If you’ve listened to the podcast or attended a class you know BIRTHFIT recommends everyone write their birth story. Initially, when I was asked about my daughter’s birth I would simply say “she’s healthy and that’s all that matters.” I lied. I hid my birth story. I hid because it …

Your 2017 Regional Directors

  BIRTHFIT Regional Directors  I am beyond excited to announce your 2017 Regional Directors. This is a group of women that lead from the front and operate from a place of integrity as well of love. This is a group women, mothers, coaches, captains, doulas, acupuncturists, and doctors of chiropractic …

Morgan’s Oh-So-Relatable Testimonial

My BIRTHFIT experience: After years of running and then coaching cross country I would consider myself an athlete, and I was pretty confident I would breeze threw this whole pregnancy, recovery, momma thing. But shortly into my pregnancy I had some health issues that put me in a position where I …

My Sons Attend Births

Recently a photo of a little girl hugging her mom before separating from her so her sibling could be born went viral. The comments I read on this photo varied in opinion from those empathizing with this mother to those thankful for not having had this experience. Nonetheless, there is …

BIRTHFIT Video: Nicole Guides You Through a Short Meditation